Benefits of Employment Contracts
Before and employee starts an employment there has to be an agreement between the employer and employee known as a contract. This has caused some disagreements, and this is why we have the tribunal claims. It is a common practice for the employers to enter into agreements with the employees so that they can start an employer and employee relationship. These agreements are supposed to be in writing and have to incorporate the terms that both the employer and the employee have to work and abide with. A verbal agreement between both the parties is not the best way as the terms of work and conditions can change with time and if it is a verbal agreement sometimes the changes cannot be captured.
The operations of businesses can change, and if this happens, the information has to be captured into the contract. The changes might fail to be integrated into the verbal or even the written contract which leaves both the employer and the employee exposed to the uncertainty and legal exposures. When an employment contract is signed by both parties the terms of employment are well highlighted to ensure that both the employer and the employee understands the terms that both have to abide by. The contract starts to work immediately it is signed by both parties. The contracts of employment also referred to as the common law contracts consists of the following.
It has the agreed terms between the employee and the employer. The terms and conditions that are negotiated through the corrective agreement are included in the agreement contract.
The laws that are required by the law to be in employment contracts are also included. An example is when the employee is working as a driver, where the contract highlights that he must have a valid driving license for the class of vehicle the employee will be driving.
There should be a mutual working understanding between the employee and the employer. The terms are written to express the agreement terms on both parties and then there are others that are implied into the agreement.
The employers have to give a written statement to their employee who is a legal requirement highlighting certain particulars of the employment. The contract document contains information like the business address, the Business name, a name of the employee, the job description, work title and other information.
The hours that the employee is supposed to work per day is highlighted in the statement and if they have to work during the day or night and if they have to work on the weekends like Sundays and if the employees are paid overtime. All the holidays are that the employee is entitled to are highlighted.
It includes where the employee will work, and whether he or she will have to travel for work assignments in other areas and if they are paid and also if the employee will work in different places and if yes where.